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UPDATE–the drill was originally scheduled for Thursday. It has now been moved to Friday, April 19, 2013 because there might actually be severe weather in the southern part of the state on Thursday.
Wisconsin Emergency Management, ReadyWisconsin, and the National Weather Service are teaming up with the media to offer a statewide Tornado Drill on Friday, April 19, 2013. A Mock Tornado Watch will be issued at 1pm and a Mock Tornado Warning will go into effect at 1:45pm.
Let’s not forget that tornadoes are very serious business and being proactive and having a plan before you need the information could save your life.
I remember once when working in the newsroom there was a particularly bad storm going through the area. Tornado sirens went off in Howard at 3am. You would not believe the phone calls to the newsroom asking “Why are the sirens going off?” Get in the flippin’ basement, people! Have an emergency weather radio in case you lose power.
For more information on the Mock Tornado Drill, click here.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7th, current and retired teachers in Wisconsin can get a free meal at Applebee’s restaurants. That includes the east Green Bay, Ashwaubenon and Appleton locations. In fact, it’s also available at all 38 of Applebee’s Wisconsin locations. So if you know of a teacher in another Wisconsin city, let them know!
Teachers will have to show proof of employment and have their choice of six different entrees:
- Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
- Bacon Cheeseburger
- Chicken Tenders Platter
- Fiesta Lime Chicken
- Chicken Fajita Rollup
- Oriental Salad
Beverages and tips are not included. For more information, click here.
Protecting yourself from identity theft takes diligence. One of the biggest ways you can help prevent it is to properly recycle your sensitive documents. The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is helping us out by hosting a FREE Shred Fest on Saturday April 20, 2013.
You can bring up to three boxes of personal documents to be shredded. Some of the items you may need shredded include:
- Documents that include Social Security numbers, birthdates, PIN numbers or passwords
- Banking documents and other financial information
- Leases, contracts or letters that include signatures
- Pre-approved credit card applications
- Medical or dental bills
- Travel itineraries
- Used airline tickets
Here’s the information for the upcoming Shred Fest:
2550 W. Mason Street
ShredFest hours: 8:30 am – 11 am
Not sure what to save and what to shred? Find more information at the ShredFest website.